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5TH gear under load/ smaller pulley

hi all, not sure if this is common but.

if i have it my 230 in auto and put my foot down itll drop down the gears fine, changing up isnt a problem but 5th seems very rough if you are still hard accelerating itll jump into gear and feels wrong.

is this a problem anyone has come across?

also looking at doing the smaller pulley upgrade if anyone has any tips prior or where to get this done in the north west?
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Some pulley experience and an in depth knowledge of the 170 there (although some are V6 owners).


Worth doing a search on the pulley question as several members have done this.

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